In project A I have grouped a number of clips into a compound clip called c1. While in project A I've added to the compound clip (e.g. so it affects the entire compound clip) a color board effect and some transformation adjustments.

Then when I go into project B and insert compound clip c1 it does not have the effect or transformation adjustments.

Is there a way for the adjustments I've made in project A to transfer over to project B? I have something like 200 compound clips along these lines that need to get reassembled in another project, and I don't want to lose all those adjustments.

Finally, is there anything else that doesn't transfer over I should be aware of?

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    Is project B in the same library? Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 16:44
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    Yes, all of this is in the same library.
    – mix
    Commented Apr 12, 2019 at 17:20

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It looks like you duplicated your project as a snapshot. Taking a snapshot of a project will duplicate the whole project but also a separate copy of the compound clips within a project. This way you can change anything on a compound clip in Project A, and it won't effect project B.

Here is a quote from the docs:

When you duplicate a project as a snapshot, Final Cut Pro embeds copies of compound or multicam “parent” clips in the snapshot, so any changes to other instances of those clips do not affect the snapshot.

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